Lesley Moreau

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Lesley grew up in New Bedford, MA, moved to Boston for college and has stayed here ever since. She holds a Masters degree in Criminal Justice and an MFA in Creative Writing. Lesley is a playwright, several of her ten minute plays have been produced throughout New England and two are published in the anthology, More 10-Minute Plays for Teens. Lesley lives in Dorchester with her family. She is mom to a happy and babbling 5 month old son. Likes: Netflix binges, wine, story time with her baby, makeup, and Ryan Gosling. Dislikes: mushrooms, traffic, and getting called ma'am.

The Importance of Alone Time

One more chapter. One more episode. One more video. Just gonna scroll social media for a few more minutes. These are things I would tell myself nightly, despite heavy eyelids and knowing the importance...

Thankful for Low-Pressure Holidays

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My Mom Brain Has Fully Taken Over

I recently attended the Boston show of the Hella Mega Tour with my best friend. Hella Mega boasts a lineup of Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and Green Day, and as fans of all three...
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Terrible Twos? More Like Temperamental Twos

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Tips for Easy Summer Dinners

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Cooking Keeps Me Calm

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Owning My “Only Child Mom” Title :: Breaking Up with the Word “Just”

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Guide to Local Community Fridges

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Protecting Kids on Social Media During the Digital Age

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Running Away During COVID

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Please Don’t Make Me Elf on the Shelf

Oh, the holiday season — the warmth, the magic, and the stress. I’m not a grinch by any means, but for me, Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year. I like it...
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Thank You, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

In September, model and author Chrissy Teigen suffered a miscarriage during the pregnancy of her third child with husband John Legend. Teigen was upfront about the complications she suffered, having been placed on bedrest...